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Purchased Pioneer BDP LX70

Levi-501

Standard Member
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Love it !

I have only watched Casino Royal, but have to say I was blown away, both visually and by the sound.

I have it connected to the Plasma via component and the picture is amazing :thumbsup:

I would recommend one to anyone.
 

Cool-hand

Established Member
Hi

May I ask a question please. How quickly does it load sd-dvds? Ie. 5secs... 25secs... 55secs...? From pressing the tray-in button to something appearing on screen.

Glad your enjoying it :) Is it the LX70 or LX70A?

Rgds

CH

Ps. I take it you know about the multi-region upgrade path you can take to watch region A & B blu-rays! here. I think its about 80-100 Euros
 

Levi-501

Standard Member
LX70 for less than £500, I was well chuffed :thumbsup:

I have heard that that the Pioneer machines freeze after a while if you mutlitregion them, and then have to go back to Pioneer.

The machines takes a approx a minute to start up from cold.

Thanks

Chris
 

Levi-501

Standard Member
Yes, Standard DVD's takes about 15-20 secs I guess (not timmed)

Has anyone else got one ?

Perhaps offer me a few tips on how to get the most from it ?
 

jolly

Prominent Member
Hi

Ps. I take it you know about the multi-region upgrade path you can take to watch region A & B blu-rays! here. I think its about 80-100 Euros

A sdi mod/multi regional blue-ray player, looks good to me

steve
 

itsonlyme

Established Member
I just got offered one of these for £600. looked around the net and thought it was a good price. Especially now i know that it can play both A and B Blueray.

Bought it because of the Multiregion SD capability, also put a deposit down on a Pioneer PDP LX508D as well....
 

rulocal

Distinguished Member
IS the picture and sound the same as the LX70a?
 

rulocal

Distinguished Member
Hi rulocal :)
I've read some comments on here and across the pond,that the PQ (Blu-ray) is the same but much improved audio. :)

SD playback is very important to me too. Can I infer from your answer that the LX70a is meant to be better in this regard?

Cheers
 

rulocal

Distinguished Member

hazbro

Standard Member
where did u purchase it for under 500....think im going to give into the 70 rather than the 70a bored of waiting for the price to drop,
 
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d7ve_b

Guest
I'm trying to make a decision between the LX70 and the LX70a as well. The only difference in the spec seems to be that the LX70 supports hdmi 1.2 whereas the LX70a supports hdmi 1.3?

Is this accurate or am I way off? And more importantly, does it matter?
 

Cool-hand

Established Member
Yeah im sure its something like the 70A supports master but the 70(not A) doesn't, or it only outputs stereo!?

Rgds

CH
 

Ian_S

Distinguished Member
The LX70 only has HDMI 1.2 and no support for DTS-HD, so any DTS-HD disc will only play the 5.1 DTS core. Due to the HDMI 1.2 port, the LX70 cannot bitstream any HD sound format over HDMI to an amplifier that could decode them. Make sure you install the latest firmware as it will give you on-board DD+ and TrueHD decoding.

The LX70a has an HDMI 1.3 port and in addition to supporting on-board DD+ and TrueHD out of the box, can also send DTS-HD as bitstream over HDMI to a suitable amp. Like the LX70, it cannot decode DTS-HD internally.

Neither player is, or will be upgradeable to BD Profile 1.1 or higher.

If you want a Pioneer player with Profile 1.1 or higher support, new ground up designs should be available later this year. No firm dates or prices have yet been given.
 

Ambulance Andy

Established Member
Hi Ian,

Please can you tell me how all of this DTS bitsream info will apply to me as in my case I can only output on the 5.1 analogue outputs as no HDMI on my amp. Will the LX70 be fine for me, or would the LX70A offer me something else too?

Thanks.


The LX70 only has HDMI 1.2 and no support for DTS-HD, so any DTS-HD disc will only play the 5.1 DTS core. Due to the HDMI 1.2 port, the LX70 cannot bitstream any HD sound format over HDMI to an amplifier that could decode them. Make sure you install the latest firmware as it will give you on-board DD+ and TrueHD decoding.

The LX70a has an HDMI 1.3 port and in addition to supporting on-board DD+ and TrueHD out of the box, can also send DTS-HD as bitstream over HDMI to a suitable amp. Like the LX70, it cannot decode DTS-HD internally.

Neither player is, or will be upgradeable to BD Profile 1.1 or higher.

If you want a Pioneer player with Profile 1.1 or higher support, new ground up designs should be available later this year. No firm dates or prices have yet been given.
 

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